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Jennifer Lopez

Makes Vegas Deal

Better than Britney's

10/22/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Jennifer Lopez is in the final stages of making a deal to perform in Vegas ... and according to the contract -- obtained by TMZ -- she'll rake in more per show than Britney Spears.

Jennifer is being offered a whopping $350K per show at The Axis at Planet Hollywood ... the same place Britney is performing.

Britney is making a paltry $310K a show.

But Britney will ultimately score more than JLo because her contract provides she'll do 96 shows over 2 years. JLo will do 72 shows, 3 times a week for 24 weeks over a 1 or 2 year period -- the contract leaves that open.

So, in the end, Britney is guaranteed $29,760,000 for the 2-year run. JLo will be guaranteed $26,383,326.

It's all chump change compared to Celine Dion ... who does 70 shows a year and gets $33,320,000.


Chris Paul & Blake Griffin


In Vegas Nightclub

10/20/2014 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Seems the L.A. Clippers are over that whole Donald Sterling thing -- because the team hit up a Vegas nightclub together Saturday night ... and even (playfully) hazed one of their rookies right on the dance floor. 

It all went down at Tao in the Venetian -- where Chris Paul was the "celebrity host." But CP3 didn't come alone ... he was joined by teammates Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick, Big Baby Davis and more. 

There were bottles, there were hot ladies ... and there was a moment where the guys forced rookie C.J. Wilcox to get on the dance floor and turn up while the team cheered him on. 

Not exactly Miami Dolphins-style hazing. 

At one point, Big Baby grabbed the mic and led the crowd in a rendition of his single, "Big Baby Gon Turn It Up" ... and everyone loved it. 

It's clear these guys really like each other off the court -- question is ... will their close-knit bond translate to wins ON the court?  Stay tuned ...


Nick Cannon

Snowed In!!

On the Vegas Strip

10/15/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

101414_tv_nick_cannon_launch Nick Cannon is all heart broken over his divorce from Mariah Carey -- and by heart broken we mean partying his face off in Vegas. He celebrated his birthday by nearly getting overwhelmed by a pack of snow bunnies. Watch ... it will make sense.

See, divorce is hard for Nick … not to like.

Nick Cannon

Victim of Hot

Girl Avalanche

10/13/2014 2:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nick Cannon
was caught inside a giant avalanche in Las Vegas this weekend ... but there was no snow.

Cannon is clearly enjoying the single life ... and proved it by spinning a 2-hour set at Drai's Sunday night -- capped off by a bunch of hot chicks filling up every nook and cranny of his DJ booth.

Nick was seen chatting it up with various girls throughout the night when he wasn't behind the turntables ... and it seems like the name Mariah is starting to become an afterthought.

Especially since that giant tattoo is gone.

'Love and Hip Hop' Star

FBI Raids Las Vegas House

In Criminal Investigation

9/29/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Mally Mall's Las Vegas home is currently being raided by the FBI ... TMZ has confirmed. 

The "Love and Hip Hop" star is a target in an ongoing criminal investigation, although law enforcement would not be specific. We're told the FBI entered pursuant to a search warrant.

The rapper/producer works with huge stars -- Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Drake. There's no evidence any of his artists are connected to the investigation.

TMZ has learned ... Mall is not in the house. He's in L.A. shooting "Love and Hip Hop Hollywood."


John Elway


... During Broncos Bye Week

9/29/2014 7:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


With the Denver Broncos off this weekend, John Elway decided to blow off some steam by jetting to Vegas to party with his wife ... and some little people ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

After spending some time in L.A., the Broncos' Vice President of Football Operations hit up Sin City this weekend -- where he sat VIP at Beacher's Madhouse in the MGM Grand. 

Elway's wife Paige Green -- a former Oakland Raiders cheerleader -- was there as the couple watched a variety of crazy acts ... including the world's oldest strippers and a performance by Mini-Kanye West and Mini-Psy.

We're told Elway had a blast -- and took photos with some of the mini-performers.

Perfect way to forget about losing to the Seahawks ... for the second time in a row.

UFC Ring Girls

Battling In Out In Vegas

9/29/2014 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929_arianny_celeste_brittney_palmer_rather_launchIt wasn't just the men of the UFC who went toe-to-toe in Vegas this weekend ... the women were also squaring off ... in the Vegas nightclubs. 

Check out UFC ring girls Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer -- who co-hosted a post-fight party at The Bank nightclub at the Bellagio following UFC 178. 

Question is ... 

Ben Affleck

I'll Take Detroit Over Vegas

Because They Let Me Play Blackjack!

9/19/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0918-ben-affleck-playing-blackjack-tmz-02Ben Affleck may not be welcome at the blackjack tables in Vegas, but Detroit can't afford to be that picky ... so he set up shop there!

We got this pic of Ben at the blackjack table at MotorCity Casino Hotel last Friday ... where Ben played high-stakes games for a few hours.

TMZ broke the story ... Affleck was blackjack banned for life at the Hard Rock in Vegas for counting cards. Ben says Hard Rock can join the crowd, because he's persona non grata at blackjack tables in numerous other Vegas casinos.

But not so in Detroit. Our spies say Ben had $30K worth of chips at one time. We don't know the bottom line at the end of the evening.

Affleck's in town shooting the new "Batman V Superman" movie and was spotted at the MotorCity. The actor -- who says he's not a compulsive gambler -- was also at the casino Saturday.

We're assuming he was counting cards. Come on, Ben ... Detroit needs that money!


Ben Affleck

Yeah, I Got Booted From Casino

For Counting Cards

9/18/2014 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Ben Affleck
just confirmed TMZ's story that he was kicked out of the Hard Rock Casino for counting cards in blackjack ... but he says the casino really is just a sore loser because there's nothing wrong with it.

Affleck told Details Magazine, "I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. And once I became decent, the casinos asked me not to play blackjack."

TMZ broke the story in May ... Ben's been banned for life from the blackjack tables at the Hard Rock because security caught him counting cards, but fact is ... it's not illegal. Really, it's just kind of awesome.

Ben says he's been kicked out of other casinos as well, but they're all more than happy to let him play other games where he might lose.

Affleck also says reports that wife Jennifer Garner is pissed off at him for excessive gambling are BS. He says he's not a compulsive gambler.

He's not compulsive ... he just likes to win -- a lot.

Floyd Mayweather


9/15/2014 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Floyd "Money" Mayweather did not share A PENNY of the $32 MILLION he earned Saturday night with the waitress who served him $25,000 worth of booze and chicken wings ... TMZ has learned.

Nik Nguyen tells TMZ ... she thought she'd hit the jackpot when Floyd walked into Rehab at the Hard Rock Sunday afternoon with around 150 people.   Floyd and crew ordered:

5 bottles of Patron - $2,375
3 Grey Goose  - $1,425
6 bottles of Ciroc - $2,850
20 bottles of Luc Belaire Rose champagne - $11,500
1  6-liter bottle of Luc Belaire Rose - $6,500 
200 chicken wings - $600
1 fruit platter - $55

TOTAL BILL:  $25,305. 

Nguyen tells us ... she went the extra mile to provide Floyd and company with excellent service.  Not surprisingly ... the Hard Rock ended up comping Floyd, and he showed his gratitude by leaving Nguyen ... chicken bones, empty bottles and that's it.

She says it's especially maddening because some of the people in Floyd's entourage -- including Jamie Foxx -- were throwing money at random girls who were twerking on stage.

Nguyen says she's been struggling with 2 jobs and the recent death of her father ... but she didn't walk walk away empty-handed. She says security guards felt so sorry for her they scooped up a few bucks the twerkers left behind and gave it to her.

We've called Floyd's team ... so far, no comment.


Floyd Mayweather

Fan Stampede After Fight

9/14/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0914-mayweather-stretcher-Las-Vegas-Sun-01Hundreds of boxing fans were whipped into a frenzy after the Floyd Mayweather fight Saturday night ... and things got so out of hand one guy ended up in the hospital.

Moments after Money scored a unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana ... 2 fights broke in in the lobby -- causing scores of fans to run back inside the arena to avoid the fight.

One man was taken away on a stretcher ... but hotel officials tell the Las Vegas Sun -- he wasn't fighting ... he just got stampeded.

In case you forgot ... a similar incident went down after the Mayweather fight in May -- only that one was worse ... 24 people were hospitalized.

Rod Stewart

Ripped Me Off and Used Me in Vegas

... Photog Claims

9/5/2014 9:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rod Stewart Sued
A famous photographer got the shaft from Rod Stewart when he used a cheap copy of her iconic photo to promote his concerts in Vegas ... and now she wants a few million bucks.

Bonnie Schiffman says she owns the rights to the photo of the back of Rod's signature bouffant hairdo -- which was the cover of his 1989 box set, "Storyteller." 

In her lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Schiffman says Stewart wanted to license the pic again in 2010 for a comeback tour called "Rod's Back." She claims she was offered a measly $1,500 -- which she flat-out rejected. 

The photog claims Stewart simply sidestepped her by imitating the pose from her pic -- slapping it on billboards, ads, and tickets to promote his 2013 shows at Caesars Palace in Vegas.

She's now suing Stewart and Caesars for $5M -- mininum.


Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert

Take Your Million And Shove It

Reject Huge Vegas Offer

9/1/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Blake Shelton Miranda Lambert Las VegasBlake Shelton and Miranda Lambert turned down $1 million to perform for ONE weekend in Las Vegas ... a significant sign that Caesars Palace might have a harder time than expected lining up replacements for Celine Dion while she's on hiatus. 

TMZ has learned ... Blake and Miranda were offered a cool mil to play 3 shows at The Colosseum at Caesars back in February -- but when the couple countered at $1.25 million, the arena's operator AEG balked.

As we first reported ... Robin Williams and Mariah Carey also turned down similar 6-figure offers, in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Of course, Celine recently announced she was postponing her residency at the Colosseum until March ... while she cares for her ailing husband.

The clock's ticking ... the venue has about 4,300 seats that will go empty if AEG and Caesars can't line up new talent. Maybe Miranda and Blake's asking price isn't so outrageous after all.

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